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Taieb Gasmi, Ph.D.

Associate dean; Program director
Department of Engineering


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Sheffield University, U.K.

Practice Areas

  • Photo-detection electronics
  • Laser Remote Sensing
  • Laser Spectroscopy: Light detection and ranging of atmospheric pollution (LIDAR:DIAL)
  • Front-end detection channels
  • Infrared and UV atomic and molecular laser spectroscopy
  • Laser induced laser breakdown spectroscopy

Publications and Media Placements

"Rugged and compact 2.6 um KTA-OPO oscillator suitable for near infrared laser remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 12327, SPIE Future Sensing Technologies 2023, 1232704 (22 May 2023); 

"Electro-optical modulator as controlled spark pre-ionizer for CO2-TEA lasers pulse shutter"
Proceedings 12333 of SPIE Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation. 21-26 August 2022, San Diego, California,USA. 

"Differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) for remote sensing of ammonia: featuring a dual two-stage tandem mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator"
Proceedings Volume 11830, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX; 118300C (2021)
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, August 2021, San Diego, California, United States

"Compact and Extra-Cavity KTA-based Optical Parametric Oscillator as Transmitter for Mid-Infrared Laser Radars.", Imaging and Applied Optics Congress of the Optical Society of America (OSA), 22–26 June 2020, Washington, DC, United States.

"Optical Parametric Oscillator Based Differential Absorption Lidar for Tropospheric Methane Concentration Measurement"; Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment 2019 Conference, San José, California, USA. 25–27 June 2019; ISBN: 978-1-943580-61-3.

"New I.R injection-seeded Optical Parametric Oscillator Differential Absorption Lidar for Methane Concentration measurements", 21st Conference Photonics North 2019, May 21-23, 2019, Quebec, Canada.

"All-Solid State OPO - KTA Crystal Based DIAL System for Urban atmosphere Monitoring", 29th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC), 24-28 June, 2019, Hefei, Anhui Province, China.

"Tunable Optical Parametric Differential Absorption Lidar for Methane Measurements", Optics and Photonics International Congress 2018. Yokohama, Japan. April, 2018.

"A compact plasma pre-ionized TEA–CO2 laser pulse clipper for material processing". Proceedings Volume 10339: Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2017: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers. Shanghai, China. August (2017). 

"Photochemical smog model in support of correlation between lidar-based measurement of urban ozone and ethylene"; Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV. SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing; 4 - 7 April 2016. New Delhi, India.

"Monitoring Urban Atmospheric Ozone and Ethylene by Infrared DIAL Remote Sensing"; SPIE International Conference : Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XII. Proceedings: International Society of Optics and Photonics; Advanced Environmental. Baltimore (USA) April 4, 2015.

"An International E-Learning Strategy: A Collaboratively-Developed Baccalaureate Degree in Computer Information Systems". World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Vol. 2014, No. 1, pp. 576–579, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Oct 27, 2014.

"Advances in Nano-Optics and Plasmonics", Lecture/seminar, Winter College on Optics, 6 to 17 February, 2012, Trieste, Italy.

"Air Quality Monitoring Using IR DIAL"; EPPH-iCBBE 2012: Environmental Pollution and Public Health. Shanghai, China (May 2012).  

"Laser-induced Plasma Shutter for Infra Red Range-Resolved DIAL"; Proceedings of Photonics 2012: Optical Engineering & Applications, 12 - 16 August 2012, San Diego, USA.

"UVB, NOX's and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) effects on DIAL-monitored urban ozone", Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XII, the International Society for Optics and Photonics; 20 - 22 August 2011; San Diego, USA.

"I.R. Laser-based Remote Sensing System for Ambient Air Quality Monitoring"; Conference of the International Commission of Optics ICO’2011, August 15-19, 2011; Puebla, Mexico.

"LIDAR Dial: Evidence of the Dependence of Urban Ozone on UVB Radiation, NOX’s and Hydrocarbons"; Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO’2011), 1-6 May 2011, Baltimore, USA.

"Optics in Imaging Science", Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 31 January - 11 February, 2011, Trieste, Italy.

"Carbonyl Compounds and Dial Monitoring of Tropospheric Ozone Generation and Dynamics II", Imaging and Applied Optics Congress: Optical Remote Sensing of the Environment (ORS) and Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR), June 7 -10, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. USA. 

"C2H4 and C2H4:O3 Mutual Coherence" SPIE Europe: Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing V; Proceeding of SPIE Vol. 7479; September 21-24, 2010, Toulouse, France.

"CO2-TEA Laser-Based DIAL System for Hydrocarbon Air Pollution Monitoring and Mapping; International workshop on Optics and Photonics" 5-8 Oct. 2010, Marrakesh, Morocco.

"Lidar I: Fundamentals and Physical Processes in Lidars" and "Lidar II: Topical Lidars". International Conference on Environmental Optics. Italy, February 9, 2009.

"Use of LIBS, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, in the detection of Cd, Hg and Pb as Urban Pollutants in Soil". International Conference on Environmental Optics. Trieste, February 12, 2009.

"Laser-Based Remote Sensing in the Infra Red". International Conference on Photonics and Applications, 10-14 September, Nha Trang, Vietnam, (2008).

"Dial remotely Sensed Ozone and Ethylene depicting High Degree of Photochemical Coherence." Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics 2008 and the 26th International Quantum Electronics Conference. 5-9 May, San José, California (2008).

"Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy (CARS): from Fundamentals to Applications I"; International Workshop on Micro and Nano-Photonics for Life Sciences: 18-22 of February. Trieste, Italy, (2008).

"A Survey of the field of Bio-Photonics and its Applications to Environment"; International Workshop on Micro and Nano-Photonics for Life Sciences: 18-22 of February, Trieste (Italy), (2008).

"Differential Absorption Lidar Systems for Pollution Remote Sensing in the Infra-Red Region." International Conference on Optics and Laser Applications in Medicine and Environmental Monitoring for Sustainable Development (OPTOLASERMED 2007) in Cape Coast, Ghana, November (2007).

"Measurement of Electron Density and Temperature of Aluminum and Iron Alloy Samples by Self-Calibrated Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Gasmi, T. and A.Wagué*, A.Ndao, A. Konté* (*University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal)." Measurement Science & Technology 12 (2007).

"LIDAR-DIAL Sensed Ozone and Ethylene Depicting New Dynamic Features"; CLEO/QELS2007. Baltimore, Maryland, May 6-11, (2007).

"Optical Sensors: Basic Principles and Most Common Applications," International Workshop on Fibre Optics, Fibre Lasers and Sensors, Italy, 12-16 February, (2007).

"DIAL Remotely Sensed Hydrocarbons in Presence of Nitrogen Oxides in Turbid Media;” Conference of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2006, Long Beach, California; 22-28 May, (2006).

"Fundamentals of Photonics for Communication Technologies;" IAEA-UNESCO joint meeting on Quantum & Classical Aspects of Information Optics, 6-10 February, Trieste, Italy, (2006).

"Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Water." Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management. Vol. 8, Nº1, pp 13-15. June (2005).

"Infrared Laser-Based Techniques in Remote Sensing of Hydrocarbons," Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics,Baltimore-MD. May 23-27, (2005).

"Dial Remote Sensed Ethylene and Ozone-Ethylene Correlation in Presence of Urban NOx." Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 159-169, February (2005).

"Quantitative Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Analysis of metal samples." Spectrochimica Acta Part B. Vol 56, nº ER6, pp.865-875 (2004).

"Remote Sensed Ethylene and Ethylene-Ozone Correlation," Conference on Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies II, Optics East, Philadelphia, PA, 25-28 October, (2004).

"Laser-Based Remote Sensing”, and “ Front End Laser and Charged Particles Detection Systems,” Dakar-Senegal, UNESCO’s Regional Meeting, June 21-25, (2004).

"CO2-TEA Laser DIAL System for Long-Path Urban Ethylene Measurements," Conference on Lasers And Electro-optics CLEO/IQEC, San Francisco, CA, May 16-20, (2004).

"Simultaneous Lidar-Dial Remote Sensing of Ethylene and Ozone: Featuring their Dynamics and Correlation in Presence of NOX’s." Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV; SPIE's International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, California, USA. 29 July - 3 August, (2003).

"A Laser-Based Lidar-Dial Technique to Monitor Ozone and its Dynamics in an Urban atmosphere in Madrid City: Featuring Ozone Dynamics in Urban Atmospheres,” XX International Symposium on Molecular Beams and Lasers, Lisbon, Portugal, June 8-13, (2003).

"Study of O3 and C2H4 Dynamics with a Stationary Lidar:DIAL System," Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Greece, 22-27 September, (2002).

"Influences of UV-B radiation and climatic changes on the ozone yield using laser remote sensing," SPIE's 47th Annual meeting,, Optical Science and Technology. Seattle, 7-11 July, (2002).

"Monitoring Atmospheric Ozone During a 'Vehicle-Free' Day with a CO2-TEA Mid-Infrared Laser-based Lidar-Dial System." Opt. Engineering B 34, 2407, (2002).

"Lasers in Pollution Monitoring," VI International Conference on Lasers and Applications ICTP-UNESCO, Rabat 15-21 December (2001).

"Excess Traffic Effects on Madrid Urban Atmospheric Pollution: Featuring Ozone Dynamics by Infrared Lidar-DIAL Technique," SPIE's 46th Annual Meeting International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, California, USA, 29 July - 3 August (2001).

"Traffic Effects on Madrid City Atmospheric Pollution," Journal of Optics A: Pure & Applied Optics, June, (2000).

"Plasma-Based Nitrogen Tail Pulse Shutter for CO2-TEA Lidar Dial Systems." Journal of Applied Physics B70, Laser & Optics, 1-7, March, (2000).

"Medida In-Situ de la Polución Urbana de Madrid con la Estación Lidar-Dial del Instituto Pluridisciplinar de la Universidad Complutense," Investigación y Desarrollo of the American Scientist Journal, March (2000).

"Gas breakdown Threshold Dependence on Infrared Laser Wavelength," Journal of Applied Physics B68, Laser & Optics, 1279-1283, October, (1999).

"Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Yield Enhancement by the Use of Two Successive Pulses of the Third and Fourth Harmonics of the Nd:YAG Q-switched Laser in the Measurement of Al, Mn, Pb in Waste Waters." International Conference on Water Pollution 99. Athena-Greece, 25-28 May, (1999).

"Comparison of CW Laser Performance of Nd:KGW, Nd:YAG, Nd:BEL, and Nd:YVO4 Under Laser Diode Pumping," Applied Physics B, Lasers and Optics, Appl. Phys. B67, 11-15, (1998).

"Single Counting and Display Electronics for Two-target Laser-based Range Finders," Measurement Science and Technology, Vol 12, N0 9, December, (1998).

"Frequency Agile Line Tunable Lidar-Dial System for Pollution Monitoring," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO-EUROPE'98. Scotland-U.K, 14-18 September, (1998).

"IR Lidar-Dial Station for Atmospheric Pollution Monitoring in Urban Madrid." International workshop on new trends in laser spectroscopy. Madrid, Spain, 25-26 June, (1997).

"Tropospheric Aerosol Measurements in Urban Algiers Using a Home-built Nd:YAG Based Lidar System." First International Conference on Measurements and Modelling in Environmental Pollution MMEP 97 (Proceedings). Madrid, Spain. April (1997).

"Home built Nd:YAG Based Lidar System for Tropospheric and Stratospheric Aerosols Measurement in Urban Algiers," SPARC96 General Assembly (Proceedings). Melbourne, Australia, 2-6 December (1996).

"Qualitative and Quantitative Detection of Cu, Mn, Na and Hg in Aqueous Solution by LIBS," UNIDO-ICS, Italy, 12-16 September, (1996).

"Comparative Study on Lasing Threshold and Thermal Lensing Between Nd:YAG, Nd:KGW and Nd:BEL," CLEO96 Europe: Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (Proceedings). Humburg-Germany June, (1996).

"Telescopic Compensation of Thermal Lensing in a Nd:YAG Laser Rods Operated at 5 and 10 Hz." Laser, Atomic and Molecular Conference (Proceedings). Trieste-Italy, 12-15 March, (1996).

"Laser Induced Refractive Index Changes in Ge-doped Silica Fibres." Electronic Letters, Vol.32, N°5, February, (1996).

"Effects of Thermal Blooming on Laser Trajectory." Applied Optics, Appl. Optics, Vol. 23, 978-981, September, (1995).

"Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in waste water." 3rd International Conference on Water pollution, Water Pollution95' (Proceedings) Porto Carras, Greece. 1-3 May (1995).

Professional Organizations and Associations

Associate researcher: ICTP & Synchrotron radiation Trieste

Technical expert: UNIDO (Vienna-Austria)

Senior member of International Union of Physics and Applied Physics IUPAP

Member of American Physical Society APS -USA

Referee: Journal of Optical Engineering -USA

Regional coordinator of the African Laser Atomic and Molecular Network LAM-Network.

Member of Editorial Board, Physical & Chemical News PCN: International Journal ISSN: 1114-3800.